Effects of dietary histidine and methionine loading in rats with a portacaval shunt.

Abstract

To elucidate disturbances of brain amine metabolism in hepatic coma, the effects of dietary histidine and methionine loading on the brain levels of amino acids and transmitter amines and on behavior were examined in rats with a portacaval shunt (PCS rats). Surgical construction of a portacaval shunt exaggerated the increase in brain histamine caused by… (More)

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